Don Tako San Juan

Don Tako San Juan

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Is this restaurant good for breakfast?
About
Creative Mexican and Tex-Mex Cuisine, Outdoor Dinning, Cocktails and Family Ambience. Try Our Tako Birrias, Takos and Appetizers!!!
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles498 reviews
Excellent
441
Very good
28
Average
8
Poor
5
Terrible
16
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Calgary Etheringtons
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
My hubby is not a fan of Mexican food but Don Tako has converted him. The menu choices are varied and the service from Brian was wonderful. The portions are large and well balanced. The Surfer Shrimps are very large and without the tail and the accompanying Mango Sauce was perfect. The Mini Chimis make a perfect meal with the shrimp. The Skirt Steak tacos were lightly spiced, the meat beautifully tender and became my hubby's favourite. Try the Medalla beer, it's Puerto Rican and great with the food.
Written 6 January 2020
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EdDirector
Honolulu20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
We were walking in Old San Juan on a sunny, somewhat warm afternoon. It was time for a break and I saw the sign that read, “Margaritas.” That sealed the deal and we spoke to the server waiting by the restaurant door. Her friendliness was a good sign, and she pointed us to an outside table under an umbrella. We started with margaritas but couldn’t end there. We shared a platter of tortilla chips and dips, one of us had fish tacos, and the others shared a cheese quesadilla. The speciality margaritas were pricey, but everything was quite delicious. Our waitress was delightful and responsive. Go if you’re craving a margarita and go if you need a Mexican fix, or go if you need both!
Written 28 January 2023
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Tricia W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
5 stars. 5. Stars. FOOD: At first glance, I was unsure about ordering the Quesabirras, considered I had no earthly idea what those were. After being enlightened on the dish, I decided to go ahead and try it out. I don't regret it at all. Never in my life have I tasted such a complex burst of flavor in my mouth after the first bite, and the Birria sauce made it all the better. The chicken was perfectly tender, and not chewy or too tough. The cheese was melted to perfection--you could taste all the flavors of the cheese, but it was not ridiculously stringy as opposed to other Mexican restaurants. SERVICE: Our server was Paola Del Ma and I must give her a full 5 stars as a waitress separate from this entire review. She was very nice and extremely patient with us as we struggled to decide what we wanted to eat. Took care of refills and even threw away extra trash that she noticed on the table without even asking if we wanted it to be removed from the table. If it was a used napkin sitting out, or an empty water bottle, it was picked up and thrown away. I would totally give this restaurant more than a 5 star review if I could.
Written 22 November 2022
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madtana97
New York City1335 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
We stopped in for a cold drink and a quick snack.....the margarita was ice cold so was the guacamole( half of it was frozen)but the nachos were very hot. The service was good but slow It's best to just sit and enjoy the astmophoe and not rush.
Written 12 January 2020
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TrishTodd
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
We just ate here for a late lunch. I think the positive reviews here are because it is a cheap(er) place to eat lunch, but because it is a *good* place to eat lunch. Chicken taco was too salty. Carnitas taco was uninspired (no crispy edges on the carnitas). The fish & spicy crab taco was 100% mushy — the texture was really gross. I only took one bite. I highly recommend you stop considering them for lunch, and keep looking for another place to eat. Sorry! (Lunch was $45 before tip for 3 soft tacos each for 2 people ++ soda & water, no alcoholic drinks.)
Written 18 February 2023
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Alayna L
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
The food was absolutely terrible. I gagged at my first bite of the quesabirria. Our waitress was amazing but the owner was a whole other story. When I asked to send it back it became obvious this has happened a time or two because the waitress warned us that the owner wouldn't allow us to do so and if she did we would only get 50% off and we could order something else and pay for it. Ridiculous. I had one bite! When the owner came to my table she began snapping at us unprovoked and put her hand in my face. You read that right. She said "this isn't a taste tasting place! My meat is fresh!". I didn't question the freshness of it, I said it was disgusting. At this point, we paid the ridiculous bill for the nasty food and left. The place to the left of Don Tako was delish and the service was fantastic, go there instead.
Written 8 September 2021
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Harry.
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Our drinks came and were quite tasty so we ordered our food. After 40 minutes, one dinner came out and the rest of us three had to wait another hour for ours. Of course it came cold and they said our waiter had to go back in the kitchen to cook. We didn’t see him for the rest of the night. When we were leaving I heard the young little mgr yelling at a CUSTOMER about his attitude and she accused him of “white privilege” just for wanting his cc back. Who does that ?
Written 19 March 2022
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53DebbieBoise
Star5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Arrived late in old San Juan after traveling all day and wanted a quick,light bite to eat. Very happy to find Don Tako open with outside dining available on a beautiful evening. Flavorful fish tacos and calamari tacos were perfect for a late dinner. Just the right amount of food (3 each). Service (Aparicio) was great.
Written 8 February 2020
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ChiColoTraveler
Chicago43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
Stopped in for lunch and libations and were happy we did. The mojitos (coconut and classic) are refreshing, the food (quesabirrias, assorted meat and fish tacos) delicious, and the service prompt and friendly. Has a prime location in the happening area of Old San Juan with outdoor patio seating. Highly recommend!
Written 30 April 2022
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Addys G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Awesome service The owner does everything possible for you to enjoy your meal by adding special touches and being very attentive. I celebrated my anniversary and the service and quality food made it memorable. Do your self a favor and come to Don Taco.
Written 6 November 2022
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Brian K
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
Charged us $188 for ok food and the drinks had no liquor in it. Wouldn't eat at this place. Added about $30 just for me being a tourist. Bill came out $133 which was bad anyways. I said take 18% tip and he added $30 more then took an 18% tip. Skip this place if your smart.
Written 15 January 2023
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GoodRegardless
Las Vegas14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
Walking by in hot 🥵 heat and Jan was standing outside the door and offered us to come in and basically said he stands by the food and drinks will be up to par ✅ he never lied. Excellent service with extremely good food and drinks. I highly recommend and will be back. Good job Jan….
Written 2 October 2022
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Bussinessmodel676
Boston1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 none
Horrible place to spend time with your family and friends. When you enter to the restaurant, they receive you with bad attitute, and the food came cold. I ordered 3 tacos of chicken and the taste was awful.... also I don't recommend the margaritas since they use too much sour and the lime juice is not natural.. and the worst thing here, COCKROACHES on the floor and from the kitchen comes a horrible smell, like rats or something dead. SERIOUSLY NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!!
Written 20 April 2023
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Otto Palacios
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our restaurant on TripAdvisor. We appreciate all forms of input, as it helps us improve our services and enhance the overall experience for our valued guests. However, upon careful consideration of your review, it has come to our attention that there may be some misinformation involved. We are unable to verify your experience with our restaurant & after carefully reviewing there is no record of your visit during the period you mentioned in your review. Perhaps your only (1)contribution on Trip Advisor has been created with an obvious intention. At our establishment, we strive to provide exceptional service and mantain a welcoming atmosphere for all our guests. We take great pride in the positive feedback we receive from the vast majority of our customers, which earned us the top position on TripAdvisor. While we understand that negative experiences can occur, we kindly request that you ensure your review reflects an accurate depiction of your personal experience at our restaurant. This ensures that both our management and potential future customers can rely on the integrity of the information provided. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the many customers who have shared their real experiences with us and have contributed to our esteemed reputation. We appreciate your continued support and encourage you to reach out directly to our management team if you have any further concerns or questions. Once again, thank you for your feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you and provide you with the exceptional dining experience we are known for. Warm regards!
Written 4 June 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Morgan P
New York City1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Im very sad because the service was terrible and the food to. I go with my wife and the waiter keyla give us a really bad attitude and the margarita are bad in taste because of the mixer of lime that is not natural lime. The other bad thing is that i never see the supervisor in our table they call him Aparicio they need to fire him because a good supervisor always verify all tables in that way you know that the service is good.
Written 24 April 2023
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MIGUEL G
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
We stopped for drinks and snacks at twilight, after spending the afternoon taking in the sights of Old San Juan. Despite being relatively early on a weekday, the place was packed, both indoors and al fresco, which we took as the first good sign. Our waiter, Luis, was pleasant, down to earth and efficient. Despite it being a busy time, he took care of us promptly, and our order arrived reasonably quickly. We basically ordered drinks and a nachos-and-dip tray to snack on. When our drinks arrived (mojitos) we all agreed they were good, and so was the snack tray. But when we ordered a second round of mojitos, the amount of customers had decreased. I guess that meant the bartender had more time to make our drinks and give them a bit more attention. Because this second round of mojitos wasn’t just good, it was VERY good. All told, we had a pleasant time, were attended promptly despite it being a busy time, we enjoyed what we were served and were charged reasonably. As I told Luis, our waiter, we’ll be in Puerto Rico for another week, will be returning a few more times to Old San Juan and he will definitely see us again!
Written 23 March 2023
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